Chief Executive Officer, Lanvin Group
Mr. Eric Chan is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Lanvin Group. He is also Fosun Global Partner, Chief Business Development Officer (Happiness Business Group), Co-President (Fosun Hive), and Co-Chairman (The Greater Yu Garden Commercial Group).
Prior to joining the Fosun Group, Eric had worked in other international corporations as senior management such as SECOO Group, K11 Concepts under Hong Kong New World Development Group, Wharf Group, CB Richard Ellis, Hong Kong MTR Corporation and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Group. As a seasoned executive with over 30 years’ experience across a wide spectrum in commercial industry throughout Omni-channel Shopping Platform, Luxury Commercial Real Estate Projects , Offices and High-end Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for Hotel Management and MBA degree from The University of Leicester.
Executive President and Chief Financial Officer, Lanvin Group
David Chan has been the Executive President of Lanvin Group since its inception and also currently serves as the CFO for the Group . He is also the Chairman of Wolford’s Supervisory Board, and a board member of Lanvin, Sergio Rossi, St. John and Caruso. At Lanvin Group, Mr. Chan is responsible for leading multiple aspects of Lanvin Group’s activities including mergers and acquisitions, brand operation, setting the vision and strategy, key personnel recruitment, and define and track key success factors and guidelines for the portfolio brands. Mr. Chan led the acquisition of Lanvin , Sergio Rossi, St. John.
Prior to joining the Lanvin Group, Mr. Chan served as the board observer of Cirque du Soleil, and Managing Director at China Momentum Fund, a cross-border private equity fund under Fosun International. Prior to joining Fosun, Mr. Chan was the Investment Professional at Alcentra, a subsidiary under BNY Mellon. Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor’s Degree with dual majors in Economics and Mathematics from Emory University.
Operating Partner, Lanvin Group
Christopher Tate is an operating partner at Lanvin Group and the Chairman of the Board of Directors at St. John. He is also the CEO of John Elliott and holds board roles for Zadig et Voltaire, Jenni Kayne, and Reese Cooper.
Chris has held prior CEO/President roles at Fast Retailing, James Perse, and spent his early executive career at Giorgio Armani.
Chris is active with several non-profit organizations to support the Arts. He is currently an executive director at Los Angeles Dance Project and the chairman of the board for Proposals For All.
Deputy General Manager, Lanvin
Siddhartha Shukla joined Lanvin as Deputy General Manager in December 2021. He has extensive experience in various disciplines across the fashion industry. Prior to joining Lanvin, Mr. Shukla spent eight years at Theory, Fast Retailing’s advanced contemporary fashion brand. During his tenure, he built and oversaw the brand’s marketing and merchandising functions as Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Merchant and ultimately as Chief Brand Officer. Previously, Mr. Shukla led worldwide marketing and communications at Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci in Paris and New York for over a decade. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in English Literature & Anthropology from Yale University.
Chief Executive Officer, Wolford
Silvia Azzali was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of Wolford in November 2019. She was promoted from the role of Global Sales & Merchandising Director, responsible for HR, Finance, Sales, Digital, Merchandising, MPA, Design, Brand, Marketing, Licensing and Collaborations.
Ms. Azzali first joined Wolford as Managing Director for South Europe in 2011 and also served as Head of International Wholesale. She then moved to be Global Retail, Online & Franchising Director of Ermanno Scervino (2016-2018) and Head of Global Retail & Franchising of Moschino before returning to Wolford in 2019.
Silvia Azzali has had a long career in beauty, especially in the field of fashion, having gained experience with brands such as Trussardi in Retail Management, L'Occitane en Provence as Country Manager Italy and La Perla as Retail Director Europe & Worldwide Top Doors. Silvia Azzali studied Philosophy at the University of Parma in 1991 and received a scholarship for a Master’s degree program in HR Management in Milan in 1996.
Chief Executive Officer, Sergio Rossi
Ms. Wright is a senior leader in international fashion, luxury, and lifestyle consumer brands. With over 25 years’ experience in corporate, private equity, and owner-founder settings for multi-national businesses, she has a strong track record in business transformation, and in building scale and value for shareholders, always prioritizing a customer-centric approach.
She began her career at the prestigious Australian department store, David Jones, spending a decade in various executive roles. In 1999, Ms. Wright moved to London for leadership roles, including a key five-year period at Ralph Lauren, managing the European retail and merchandising division. Her expertise expanded as President EMEI at LVMH/Fendi and as head of retail at Karl Lagerfeld. Evolving to global CEO positions, Ms. Wright started with Anya Hindmarch in 2015, leading collection development and driving growth through both online and offline channels, thus expanding the brand's international presence. From 2017, she oversaw the transformation of the heritage brand Belstaff, restructuring operations, refreshing collections, diversifying products, and focusing on direct-to-consumer and digital strategies, complemented by strategic wholesale partnerships. Prior to joining the Lanvin Group, she was the CEO of Bloch International, an Australia-based technical dance footwear and apparel company.
Chief Executive Officer, St. John
Andy Lew joined St. John as Global CEO in May 2021. He is a seasoned retail and fashion leader with a proven track record of driving global growth for luxury heritage brands and a deep insight into products, people, omnichannel retail, customer experience, market strategies, production, data, and digital analytics.
Mr. Lew spent most of his career in New York and Washington D.C. with roles as Divisional Merchandise Manager for Nordstrom in North America, as well as a leadership role at Ermenegildo Zegna where he was a member of their executive team in Greater China and Vice President in North America. He first joined Brooks Brothers Group in 2011 as Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region and returned to North America as the company’s Group President to lead their international business. With the company’s transition in ownership to Authentic Brands Group, Lew moved over as President of International for their 55 brands.
Lew is also an Independent Director for Ace Turtle and serves as Chairman of the finance committee and Member of the executive committee for Soles4Souls.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Raffaele Caruso SpA
Marco Angeloni is the CEO of Caruso, where he previously held the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Business Development Director. He also worked as a Consultant in the luxury practice at Bain & Company and as a Strategic Planner at Brioni.
He has extensive experience and diverse skills across different segments of the industry, including planning and executing strategies, supply chain management, brand development, crisis and turnaround management, and business expansion. Mr. Angeloni holds a degree in Business Economics from Luiss University in Rome and an MBA from INSEAD.